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Saturday, 17 Sep 2011 | Views [477]

Kyoto, that 'glorious city of temples and palaces', is in the rain. This is welcome relief. For the last two weeks Tokyo has sweated under a blanket of heat, humidity, and still air. Instead today locals extend umbrellas when crossing the street and ... Read more >


Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | Views [534]

Like so many Dutch cities Leiden is built around the series of canals that link the river with the farming, mercantile and manufacturing interests of the town. Everywhere you walk there are low bridges, clear waterways, and flat bottomed boats moored ... Read more >


Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | Views [948]

Unlike Cairo and Damascus, which were built on plains and count their lives in millennia, Amman wraps around a series of valleys and hills. It is also only a handful of decades old. Consequently Amman is utterly different from the other two cities. In ... Read more >


Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | Views [530]

The Kadem Train Museum opened in 2008 to house the rolling stock of the old Hejaz Railway. A narrow gauge line – the tracks are only a metre wide - it once snaked its way from Damascus to Medina, carrying pilgrims from across the Ottoman ... Read more >


Saturday, 25 Jul 2009 | Views [541]

The last stage in any journey is, typically, transit. A day spent, or lost, in the maze of airport security queues, check-in counters and passenger lounges. Some of which were curiously free of clocks. As if the no-time of international ... Read more >

Museu Picasso

Saturday, 9 May 2009 | Views [553] | Comments [1]

There are many remarkable things about the Picasso Museum, Barcelona - a fact that is in itself unremarkable given the central role Picasso played in so much art of the 20th Century. This being Barcelona the museum is full of tourists, but ... Read more >

Can Serrat

Saturday, 25 Apr 2009 | Views [1167] | Comments [3]

In the 1970s a group of Norwegian artists bought an abandoned and near derelict farmhouse in the Monserrat region of southern Spain. Over the next four years they restored and repaired and now, 30 years later, it is a thriving community of international ... Read more >


Saturday, 28 Mar 2009 | Views [555]

My Arabic is mishkweis [1] , but enough words have crept in that aiwa and la have replaced the regular yes and no of English. So it was automatic, one morning while drinking tea in the roof garden of the Dahab [2] ... Read more >

plans and dreams

Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | Views [437]

In March 2009, with the support of the Toyota Community Spirit Artist Travel Award I will be travelling around the world, visiting cities as diverse as Singapore, Cairo, Barcelona, New York and Wellington. During this time I will undertake ... Read more >


Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | Views [608]

In August this year I travel to Lahore to teach Printmaking and Drawing at Beaconhouse National University - Pakistan's first liberal arts university. This project has been generously supported by Professor Salima Hashmi, Dean, School of Visual ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase

Gallery: at home

Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

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